Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Queens hosts readings, panels on publishing

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its MFA program in creative writing, Queens University hosts this month a series of panel discussions by literary editors and agents and readings by MFA faculty and staff.

The events, all free and open to the public, begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in Sykes Auditorium with readings from MFA alumni Tracy Crow ("Eyes Right"), Pauletta Handel ("The Lives We Live in Houses") and Susan Woodring ("Springtime on Mars").

On Saturday, May 21, a 9:30 a.m. panel on magazines includes "Tin House" Editor Rob Spillman and Willing Davidson, an editor at The New Yorker. At 4:30 p.m., literary agents and editors at major publishing houses will discuss the current state of publishing. Both events are in Sykes Auditorium.

Events continue with faculty readings through the next week. Here's a complete schedule.